"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
Students all should have submitted their realistic fiction stories in Google Classroom today if not on Friday. I have enjoyed reading the ones I have read so far.
This week we are using what we have learned as writers of realistic fiction to read as a writer. The writing craft moves they used in creating their realistic fiction novel will now be used to help them read closely and begin to analyze literature. We begin this unit by focusing on our ability to jot and respond to literature. The students will be jotting on a story we read as a class, a poem, and a short story in small groups. By the end of the week, I know they will fully grasp the importance of jotting to understand, analyze and remember literature.
Block I and II will continue their second lessons of their word study on Hot SAT words. Block III will focus on root words and how words are put together.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com